Rāmere 14 o Mahuru

Carlton School principal frustrated about lack of support from Ministry of Education to promote te reo curriculum

A Whanganui primary school principal says Education Minister Chris Hipkins needs to put his money where his mouth is. See also: Te reo Māori on the airwaves at Te Akau ki Papamoa Primary School and Every week is Te Wiki o te Reo at Maraenui Bilingual School

Do we need to make te reo Māori compulsory?

Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori (the Māori Language Commission) has advocated moving away from the word “compulsory” when discussing te reo Māori in schools, and Davis agrees it has negative connotations. See also: Māori Language Week 2018: Shortage of Māori language teachers ‘only going to get worse’ and Should learning an Indigenous language be compulsory at school? and ‘Maori is endangered’

Govt plans elite mātauranga Māori school for youth

An elite Māori language school to be piloted in 2020 will invest in youth excelling in te ao Māori.

History teacher: Students say NZ Wars ‘too boring’

Students born overseas are more interested in maths and science than New Zealand’s past, a history teacher says. See also: Calls to make NZ Wars compulsory learning fails to find favour with Education Minister


Students at all-girls school in Southland protest absence of trades classes

Female students are calling for trades classes to be offered at their Southland all-girls school.

Call for St Bede’s College rector to resign after teacher who confessed sex abuse continued working

A man who was sexually abused by a former teacher of a Christchurch catholic school is calling for its rector to resign after he allowed the confessed offender to continue teaching.

Latest teacher and principal pay offer doesn’t impress


Primary school teachers may reject the Ministry of Education’s latest collective agreement offer. See also: New pay offer on the table for primary school teachers


Why do we keep getting sexuality education in schools so wrong?

NZ Family Planning: The Education Review Office (ERO) has released a new report on sexuality education in New Zealand primary and secondary schools. See also: Porn needs to be discussed with young people as it’s their primary sex education

Media releases

Cohort entry to stay for children five years and over

Beehive: Legislation for grouped (cohort) entry into schools for children aged five and over has been introduced in Parliament today, as signalled earlier this year, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said.

Minister’s changes put children at risk

National Party: The Education Minister must reconsider the Government’s industrial law changes which threaten to disrupt early childhood education services and may put children at risk, National’s spokesperson for Early Childhood Education Nicola Willis says.

Beehive: Funding for South Island schools

$4 million for Sara Cohen School in Dunedin and $10m redevelopment for Oxford Area School and $8 million for other South Island schools